Average College Tuition: Increases and State-by-State Differences
两年制社区 3570，四年制州内 9970，州外25620，私立34740：
The most recent study put out by The College Board posted averages for the 2017-18 school year. What they found was:
- The average tuition and fees for an in-district student attending a two-year public college was $3,570.
- The average tuition and fees for an in-state student attending a four-year public college was $9,970.
- The average tuition and fees for an out-of-state student attending a four-year public college was 25,620.
- The average tuition and fees for a student attending a four-year private nonprofit university was $34,740.
The tuition will also depend on the degree you are going to obtain. The average tuition and fees for a bachelor's degree at a four-year public university is $8,230. For a doctorate, however, it was $10,830.
It's even higher for private universities. Those seeking a bachelor's degree paid an average tuition of $33,450. For master's degrees, it was $29,960. Doctorates were an astonishing $42,920.
All of these are increases, however slight, on previous totals. For example, the two-year public school average saw a 2.9% increase over the 2016-17 average, while the four-year private average was 3.6% higher. Private schools had the largest increases, as the average tuition for a bachelor's degree at a private college increased 4.4%.
Some states have put effort into curbing tuition increases; the lowest average in the country is in California, at $1,430. ？？？In inflation-adjusted dollars, that's actually a 6% decrease from California's two-year （社区学院？）tuitions from five years ago.